Boca shelve Yakin bid
By Patricio Figueroa
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Boca Juniors have shelved their move for Stuttgart's Hakan Yakin.Boca Juniors have shelved their move for Stuttgart's Hakan Yakin.
The Swiss international seemed set to join Boca after talks between the two clubs.
Boca coach Jorge Benitez has pulled the plug on the deal revealing he had not even been asked about Yakin and that he wanted a player used to playing in Argentina rather a European.
"The officials never asked me anything about this player, I don't know anything about him," said Benitez.
"When I heard the news then I was showed some videos but I didn't know that he was arriving to Buenos Aires on Thursday.
"I would like the officials to ask me first before bringing in a player.
"I don't have anything against him but I don't like that I have been told about this. Now I don't know what I am going to do."
Boca president Mauricio Macri has now decided to end talks over a possible move for Yakin.
"There were some details left to be agreed before ensuring the transfer so now that we know that the coach doesn't want him, he will not play in Boca."